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    February 7, 2013
    5:00 - 5:59am PST  

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san jose firefighters knocked down a house fire in the rose garden area this morning. fire crews say the home was vacant at the time. it took them about an hour to contain the fire at the residence near dana avenue. no injuries reported. investigators still looking for a cause of the fire in san jose. let's get a check on the weather. lawrence is a happy man today. >> i am. got a chance to break out the doppler today. >> not a lot of rain. >> in the a rainout but it will be cold and -- not a rainout, but it will be cold and you will see some scattered showers. there will be some breaks in the showers but more showers will rotate in. our high-def doppler radar showing you some of that rainfall right now beginning to show up in parts of the north bay. taking you in for a closer look, near santa rosa scattered showers showing up toward bodega bay but more sliding southward throughout the day today and it looks like it's going to stay unsettled today and into tomorrow. snow levels to 2500 feet tonight and tomorrow morning.
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so one of the coldest systems we have seen in a while. 38 degrees in livermore right now, 43 in santa rosa. by the afternoon we are going to keep it cool and brisk outside. highs yesterday in the 50s and low 60s. today much cooler. we are going to be struggling to get into the 50s around parts of the bay area. colder over the mountaintops and more showers on the way, too, gianna. >> all right, don't forget those jackets today. jumping over to mass transit right now, everything is right on time as far as bart, muni, caltrain and ace trains go this morning. we are getting reports though of the vallejo ferry is using bus shuttle service this morning due to mechanical problems so plan for that. elsewhere lots of roadwork this morning. live look at the golden gate bridge not a lot of cars on the road this morning as you can see, but there is construction southbound just north of the bridge as you head near the waldo tunnel. you might see delays through marin county this morning. 101 if you have an early flight to catch at sfo, you're in
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luck. traffic is in the green speeds around 65 miles per hour northbound near sfo. no delays southbound, 280 looking good as well as you work your way through san bruno and colma. no delays there. but 280 in the south bay construction right around highway 87. that's traffic. back to you. >> all right, gianna. thank you. the 61st annual national prayer breakfast is just getting under way in washington, d.c. you can see the president and his wife there. this is at the hilton washington international ballroom. every president since eisenhower has addressed this event and president obama will do so this morning. the point of the event is to gather a group of political and religious leaders. this is a bipartisan group as well as a group of activists. they do it every year. an estimated 3,000 people from 140 countries are at the event. again, this is at the washington hilton and president obama is expected to speak in just a little bit. 5:04. san francisco police are asking for some help in trying to connect a person of interest
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with a child abduction cold case. 10-year-old kevin collins disappeared back in 1984 and investigators are now focused on a former neighbor who died five years ago. this man, wayne jackson, had a history of abusing children. he was interviewed at the time collins disappeared and now he is under investigation again for the very same reasons. time, opportunity, location, prior to, who he was, what he had done in the past, same reason he was a person of interest then. >> when he finally was apprehended, he only spent six months in jail and three months probation. they knew enough about this guy. >> jackson was known to have used at least five different names over the years. a triple murder in western sonoma county on tuesday was apparently over marijuana. three men were shot to death in a cabin near forestville. investigators think the three were there to buy a large amount of pot. two of them had come from out
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of state to make that transaction. the third victim was from petaluma. police say they were shot to death in a bedroom full of drugs. >> what i hear, i guess 100 pounds, $200,000 deal and some fool just took their life. >> investigators have not released any information on the suspects. handcuffs didn't stop a san jose suspect from stealing a police van. officers are still looking for him this morning. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is outside police headquarters with the great escape. kind of an unbelievable story. >> reporter: good morning. i'm sure san jose police officers are still scratching their heads as they continue to look for that suspect who essentially pulled a houdini. this is the man officers are looking for, anthony sanchez seen in the picture. he is about 5'5", 275 pounds. yesterday afternoon san jose police went to the parkside glen apartments on hillsdale road to arrest him for
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outstanding warrants. officers say they had to double cuff him because sanchez couldn't get his arms close enough together. but there was something he could do. officers put sanchez in the back of an unmarked car. when one officer was distracted with paperwork, sanchez slipped his cuffs and was able to jump in the driver's seat and drove away. >> now it's just going back to square one to find the suspect. hopefully he will still have the handcuffs on when we find him. >> reporter: two hours later police found the minivan parked in a neighborhood about a mile away. all of the equipment was still in the front seat. there were no firearms inside. now, as for how sanchez got these keys in the first place, san jose police say it is common practice for them to leave the keys in the ignition if they are close by. cate caugiran, kpix 5. iran's state-run media has released video taken from a u.s. spy drone that cashed in the country in 2011. the video shows an aerial view of an airport and a city said
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to be a u.s. drone base in kandahar, afghanistan. iran says it used the drone to build its own unmanned aircraft. so far no official comment on the video from the u.s. plenty of questions about u.s. drone policies are expected today as lawmakers question president obama's nominee to lead the cia. white house counter-terrorism chief john brennan will appear before the senate intelligence committee. his confirmation hearing starts just hours after lawmakers are set to receive a classified report on the rationale for drone strikes targeting americans who work with al qaeda overseas. the pentagon is reducing the number of aircraft carriers in the persian gulf to one from two. the defense department made that announcement yesterday as deep automatic spending cuts loom for defense and domestic programs here. those cuts will kick in at the beginning of next month. and unless congress agrees to an alternate budget plan before
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then. defense secretary leon panetta says severe military cuts would harm the nation's security and the economy. >> we will furlough as many as 800,000 department of defense civilians around the country for up to 22 days. they could face a 20% cut in their salary. you don't think that's going to impact or economy? >> some economists estimated a march 1 sequestration could result in up to a million people losing their jobs. today some house democrats are set to unveil their plans to curb gun violence. the 15 proposals are said to be similar to those proposed by the obama administration, including background checks on all gun purchases and bans on assault weapons and high capacity magazines. but some proposals are expected to have little chance of passing in the republican- controlled house. marin county is about to make good on its vouchers issued during its gun buy-back
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program. $43,000 was set aside for last month's program that paid people who turned in guns but the money ran out, so organizers handed out $70,000 worth of vouchers. those vouchers can be redeemed a week from tomorrow thanks to private donations and funds from the county and its cities. 5:09 now. operators of the north bay oyster farm are going to a federal appeals court now in their fight to kept their business open. interior secretary ken salazar has ordered the closure of the drakes bay oyster farm to return the area to wilderness conditions. a judge in oakland rejected their appeal. they have been given until mid- march to remove their equipment from drakes bay. a stray bolt cussed a sudden lurch on a san francisco cable car injuring 7 people on board. i know muni is trying to figure out where that bolt came from. the cable car stopped suddenly on the rails at powell and washington yesterday just before noon. the impact knocked an elderly rider out on the street. he is now being treated for a head injury.
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nobody else though was injured. and san jose mayor chuck reed will deliver his annual state of the city address this evening at civic auditorium. the mayor is expected to talk about the city's budget issues. there are safety issues as well as officers are leaving the city's police department in the wake of cuts to pay and benefits in the city. we are going to speak live with mayor reed a little after 6:00 this morning right here on kpix 5. the final closing of the new bay bridge will end with a big party for the people. >> before the bridge -- the bridge bash includes a public walk across the new east span before it opens to cars, trucks and motorcycles. mtc is trying to organize a half marathon, a bike ride and fireworks show for that party. the public party will be a day or two before vehicles are allowed to use the new span on september 3. the final bridge closure is set for august 28 and will last four days. and the countdown to the new bay bridge is on! kpix 5 is proud tonight official television station for the opening ceremonies in
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september. we'll keep you posted on planning for that big day. there you go. >> down to the final seconds there. >> no kidding. >> on the march. that would be a good weekend to go on vacation. if you are commuting to the city, it's going to be tough. 5:11. you better fasten your seatbelts. >> the world's largest airline is about to take off. plus -- >> they're wonderful. much better than any kind of drug you can take. >> it's a perfect match. how local seniors are benefitting from the teaching schoolchildren how to read. >> and a car stuck in the middle of a pair of buildings. how in the world did this happen? we'll tell you.
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lost control- a car ended up stuck between two buildings in san diego. police say the 70-year-old driver lost control as he arrived at a hospital. he crashed into the two buildings before the car finally came to a stop dangling just over a stairwell. emergency crews pulled the driver to safety. no one was hurt. that's a sight you don't see every day. >> that's unusual. and if you are going to do it, it's going to do it at a hospital, you know? because you can just walk in. >> easy access. >> what's going on with san diego? that's your neck of the woods, isn't it, gianna? >> that is my hometown. well, scary situation, though.
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luckily everyone made it out okay. not a lot going on here in my new home the bay area. traffic looks good at the bay bridge toll plaza. no delays towards the pay gates there. not a lot going on on the upper deck either. you're clear all the way into san francisco. the rest ofyour bay area bridges same story a live look at the san mateo bridge 14 minutes to work your way between 880 and 101. 880 itself not causing or showing any problems this morning. 101 looks good, as well. i'll show you a map of that in a second. right now we are going to the golden gate bridge and so far, traffic is quiet at the golden gate bridge. have some early-morning roadwork 101 southbound near the waldo tunnel wrapped up. traffic free-flowing no delays into san francisco. we are accident-free right now really the only thing is roadwork. north 87 that ramp to north 280 still closed. that should open by 6 a.m. nice speeds overall as you work your way through the south bay.
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237 both directions construction there connecting to northbound 880. no delays on the westbound side connecting between 880 and 101. 4 looking good, as well. we have slight delays on the eastbound side because of roadwork. that is still in effect. should be wrapped up before 6:00. westbound no delays to report. sluggish off the antioch bridge but quiet as you work your way through there. but i hear there is rain on the way, lawrence. >> isn't that exciting, gianna? >> it is! >> yeah, i'm excited about it. high-def doppler radar showing a few of those showers beginning to show up in the north bay right now. won't be too long before it moves south. you can see it as it slides through now. it's going to be picking up. not strong but a chance of scattered showers on and off throughout the day today and some much colder temperatures. as a matter of fact, so cold tonight, we could see some snow down to about 2500 feet across our local mountain peaks. so cold front sliding in right now right out of the gulf of alaska. that's going to move on through. once the cold front moves by behind that you get into all that cold, unstable air so
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carry that umbrella. we are likely to see some sunny breaks between the clouds. it's going to be beautiful but very coal. there's a chance you could see an isolated thunderstorm. let's see if we can time it out. here's the cold front. i was talking about sliding on through about 10:00. you can see it making its way down in along the peninsula sliding in toward the east bay. behind that maybe a couple of sunny breaks in between the clouds and then we have the scattered showers that will likely pop up and pass across the bay area not only today but into tomorrow morning. and then maybe that's when we'll see the cold enough temperatures to actually see snow across our peaks. temperatures going to look like this. or rain amounts look like this, know the that heavy. a tenth or so into the santa cruz mountains just under that into san francisco. i think temperature-wise, we'll keep you on the cool side. it will be brisk and breezy into the afternoon. 50s everywhere you go. and it's going to feel colder than that with that wind kicking up and as showers popping up today and possibly into tomorrow morning, and then we begin to dry things out. saturday and sunday look good, drier warmer weather. but these next couple of days the first time we have been able to talk about rain in quite some time. i like it.
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>> we need some moisture. >> definitely. >> that's a good thing. >> diablo a little snow. >> yes on the peaks. >> did you say die-ab-low? >> yes. >> dee-an-loe. [ laughter ] the ntsb will update us this morning on its investigation into that battery fire on a japan airlines dreamliner today. the chairman says the board is still weeks away from determining the cause. the dreamliner fleet is still grounded but the faa has given boeing permission to relocate a plane from texas to washington state. word is expected to come as soon as monday that american airlines and u.s. airways are merging. the board of american's parent company will consider the deal on monday. cbs news has learned the ceo of u.s. air will probably be in charge of the new airline. a judge overseeing american airlines' bankruptcy will have
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to approve any agreement. one generation's love passing its love for reading on to the other. >> it's happening at one school in the bay area. and kpix 5's elizabeth wenger has today's "cool school." >> reporter: inside the walls of monroe elementary school in san francisco where wisdom meets youth, exciting things are happening. >> it helps me to be around them because they are so bright and beautiful. >> reporter: judy holme is one of many older adult volunteers that's helping kids learn to read. the tutors are all over 50 years old. >> it's really picks up my day. just to be with little children, they're wonderful. much better than any kind of drug you could take. >> reporter: the program that links generations is called, experience corps. 175 students at monroe elementary school take part. >> i feel proud of myself. >> reporter: 7-year-old valentino often works with diane carter, a mother, a grandmother, who comes to monroe five days a week to work
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with these kids, all unpaid. at least not in dollar bills. >> i see them and they're all, hi, there is miss diane! they coming up, give me a hug and stuff. >> reporter: it's a special relationship that makes the learning fun and effective. >> i know that she is going to help me. >> reporter: the goal is to improve critical reading skills like comprehension and sorting out tough new words. >> whenever i'm with them, they make me feel special. >> reporter: it's win-win, from discovering new favorite books -- >> i like to read the cat in the hat. when i read a book about a fighting dog. >> reporter: -- to finding a role model. and that's why monroe elementary school here in san francisco is this week's -- >> "cool school"! yeah! whoo! >> liz was there for i think about four hours.
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she couldn't leave. >> that program is called experience corps and they serve 17 different schools in san francisco and oakland, as well. they could use your help. so if you are a senior and want to help the kids, give them a call. >> what is cool about your school? submit your nomination on our website, cbssf.com/coolschool. and we may feature your school on our show. we'll be right back. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording
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hi-def doppler radar showing you some scattered showers around the bay area. so far the focus in the north bay but that will be spreading to the south. more on that coming up. >> and we are getting first reports of a trouble spot along 84 and 680. but the rest of the bay area such as 880 hegenberger free and clear this morning. traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. thank you, gianna. another road game, another big blowout for the warriors. it got ugly in a hurry in oklahoma city last night. 1st quarter kevin martin will steal steph curry's pass, turns into an easy russell westbrook finger roll. 12 of the warriors' 19 turnovers were steals. durant 2 of his 25. the thunder rolled, 119-98. not a good road trip so far. today's play of the day comes from world cup soccer qualifying match and not good news for team usa. honduras garcia with a mighty
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impressive goal. check this out. ala pelee, 1, 2, 3! sweet. bicycle kick. and that made it 1-1. honduras won it 2-1. the next match for the united states is a month from now in colorado against costa rica. but that is always an exciting goal. >> nice goal. the people have spoken and their message is loud and clear. if you're an athlete, you better not lie to your fans. >> forbes releasing its list of least liked athletes. and lance armstrong tops the list this year followed by notre dame linebacker manti te'o, who made the list after the fake girlfriend saga. tiger woods, jake cutler and metta world peace round out the top five. no surprising. >> jay cutler? >> that's tough. 5:26. imagine getting paid for answering your boss' e-mails at home. a lawsuit demanding smartphone overtime coming up. >> and one minute he was cuffed, the next he was taking
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off in a police van. how a suspect gave officers the slip in a matter of seconds. >> and we're following breaking news out of vallejo. three-family members shot during what police believe was a random home invasion. the hunt for the two suspects.
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overwhelmed with the news that police could have had their man all those years ago. >> this is not a game. >> the pentagon is forced it make deep spending cuts. >> the pentagon will lose $55 billion from its budget over the next nine months. >> i hope it stays here forever. >> a big party at one of the oldest bars here in the bay area. >> we're at the seven mile house where they are commemorating a huge milestone, a 160th anniversary. >> from across the bay. >> i like to read the cat in the hat. >> to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning, it's thursday, february 7. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 5:31. we begin with breaking news out of southern california. an officer-involved shooting in riverside county kills one cop, injures two others this morning. these are some live pictures from one of the crime scenes. investigators say the suspected gunman is an ex-l.a.
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police officer christopher jordan dorner, also wanted for killing the daughter of the former lapd captain and her fiance in irvine over the weekend. officers say dorner is armed and extremely dangerous. there is a blue alert now activated for eight counties in southern california from kern county down to san diego county. police say he wrote an online manifesto threatening to harm police officers, officials and their families. the lapd has placed security at the homes of those officers and officers say dorner was last seen driving a 2005 blue or gray nissan titan vehicle with ski racks on the roof. some breaking news from the north bay where three people were shot during a home invasion robbery. kpix 5 reporter elissa harrington is in vallejo this morning where the suspects are still at large. elissa. reporter: good morning. i just spoke with the sergeant with the vallejo police department who said this appears to have started as a
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home invasion and that the family that lives here might have been targeted randomly. this happened around 3:40 a.m. two armed men kicked in the door to this house on the 1500 block of mcdougle street. they started to make their way upstairs. a mother and her adult children live here. the son heard some commotion so he woke up and went out into the hall to see what was going on. he was then shot in the face. the 59-year-old mother came outside of her room and was shot in the hip. then the daughter in her 20s also came out and was shot. she however was holding a pillow that actually shielded her so the bullet only hit her finger. the two men then ran from the scene. they are both armed and police are actively searching for them. the only description we have now is that one was black, the other hispanic male wearing a hoodie. police have not said what the men might have been after or what if anything was taken. all of the victims are being treated at the hospital and are expected to recover from their
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injuries. live in vallejo, elissa harrington, kpix 5. new this morning, huge flames lit up a san jose neighborhood just hours ago. firefighters contained the fire off mckendry street this morning. fire crews say no one was inside at the time. no injuries were reported. investigators are looking for the cause. 5:33. our first rain in a quite a while. not a downpour but -- >> nothing huge. but i'm just excited to get the doppler working this morning. we haven't had it for a while. we're cranking it up today. scattered showers already showing up outside at least in the north bay. seeing light showers right now. your high-def doppler radar showing you that some pockets of moderate amounts of rainfall. santa rose light showers near petaluma and unsettled weather sliding in across the bay area across the morning hours and into the afternoon all associated with a cold front now swinging in. not the strongest one we have seen but it's going to be cold. that's going to keep the temperatures way down, maybe even snow across the mountain
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peaks tonight and tomorrow morning. temperatures chilly. 38 degrees in livermore. 43 in santa rosa. and 40 degrees in san jose. this afternoon, highs going to stay cool. yesterday we had numbers in the 50s and low 60s. today we are going to start to get in the 50s in some parts of the bay area. plan on low to mid-50s. it will be cool, brisk and breezy. gianna, sometimes wet out there today. >> that's not going to be fun, especially if you are on the roadways this morning. so far we are not seeing any problems with slick surfaces but, of course, that could change. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. easy ride. no metering lights just yet. not seeing any delays as you work your way through there clear all the way into san francisco. if you are working with yourly that the maze, so far, so good. problem near lincoln, we have a tree in the road that may cause slow conditions but again, that's on the southbound side of 13 so it shouldn't cause any problems for the morning commute. highway 84 and 680, we have reports of a car fire. no word if any lanes are block, but chp and fire crews are
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headed out to the scene so heads up there. and westbound 4 slow through antioch but construction has been cleared. san francisco police are now focused on a man who has been dead for years as they reopen a cold case from 1984. it's a case involving kevin collins, who was kidnapped from the haight when he was just 10. the person of interest is wayne jackson. he died five years ago. he was a neighbor of collins. he had a history of child abuse and was considered a possible suspect at the time. >> he was detained. he was interviewed. he allowed a consent search of the same house we just did a search warrant on, and a photo spread was shown to the two witnesses that described the suspect with a large black dog and they weren't able to pick hm out, out of the photo spread. >> the knew enough about his pass. listen, they dropped the ball on this guy. >> that was marc klaas whose daughter polly was murdered. he says the police department should have taken jackson more seriously back in 1984. one second he was
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handcuffed in the back seat, the next thing san jose police knew, their suspect was driving away with their van. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is outside police headquarters with how the suspect gave the cops the slip. cate, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank. i'm sure that is what san jose police officers are trying to figure out. what happened and how did this man get away? right now officers are looking for this man here on your screen. 32-year-old anthony sanchez is a husky 5'5" and about 275 pounds. sanchez violated parole on a drug conviction so yesterday officers around 3:30 went to the parkside glen apartments on hillsdale road to arrest him. officers had to double cuff him because he couldn't get his arms close together. undercover officers put him in an unmarked police minivan and when an officer was distracted by paperwork, sanchez made his move. >> literally took a couple of seconds where the officer bent over to pick up the paperwork
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and the suspect literally slipped his cuffs, was able to jump into the driver's seat, put the car in gear and flee the scene. >> reporter: police found the van two hours later near the almaden expressway. nothing was stolen from inside. stay police say it is common -- san jose police say it is common practice to leave the keys in the ignition if they are close by. cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> thank you. the san jose mayor chuck reed will deliver his annual state of the city address this evening at civic auditorium. the mayor is expected to talk about the city's budget issues as officers are now leaving the city's police department in the wake of cuts to pay and benefits. we're going to speak live with mayor reed coming up in the 6:00 hour. meanwhile, a new poll conducted for the city shows most residents support a measure to increase the sales tax there. 64% of san jose voters polled said that they would support a general purpose sales tax
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measure. 70% would support a quarter percent increase, 57% would support a half percent increase. the final closing of the new bay bridge will end with a big party. the big bridge bash includes a public walk across the new east span before it opens to cars, trucks and motorcycles after the labor day weekend. the metro transportation commission is trying to organize a half marathon, bike ride and fireworks show for the big party. the public party will be a day or two before vehicles are allowed to use the new span on september 3. the final bridge closure is set for august 28. and it's expected to last 4 days over that labor day weekend. and the countdown to the new bay bridge is on. kpix 5 proud to be the official television station for the opening ceremonies coming up in september. and we will keep you posted on a planning for the big day. 207 days to go. let's enjoy the summer first. [ laughter ] big heads up if you use the richmond/san rafael bridge.
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expect some delays starting friday night and continuing through march 5. that's because new toll collection equipment is now being installed at the toll plaza there. some lanes will be closed at times which could mean delays as long as 15 minutes so if you use the bridge, take note. iran tv is broadcasting footage it says was taken from a u.s. spy drone captured in 2011. the video shows an aerial view of an airport and a city said to be a u.s. drone base in kandahar, afghanistan. iran says it used the drone to build its own unmanned aircraft. no comment on the video from the u.s. and the death toll in the solomon islands is growing as aid workers struggle to reach remote tsunami-ravaged villages. three more bodies were found today bringing the total dead to at least 9 people on santa cruz island in the south pacific. strong aftershocks following yesterday's powerful earthquake and small tsunami are
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preventing many villagers from returning home. the 61st annual national prayer breakfast is under way in washington, d.c. right now. we have some live pictures there. every president since president eisenhower has addressed the event, and president obama will do so this morning. there he is on the left. vice president on the right. and the first lady michelle obama is also in attendance. an estimated 3,000 people from 140 different countries are at the event being held this morning at the washington hilton. 5:40. get paid for checking your work email at home? the overtime battle heating up in court. >> and a freestyling suspect grinds his way through a court hearing. how the judge reacted to his rhyming rap coming up.
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a thrill seeker's dream. it's called ice racing... you race on it is a popular wintertime tradition for many minnesotans and a thrill seeker's dream. ice racing on makeshift tracks with cars of all shapes and sizes. some of the cars modified with studied front tires. i hope so. or added weights to rear -- get better traction on the cars. dangerous, but crashes are limited to spinouts into snowbanks thanks to roll bars and copilot. i lived on a lake in new hampshire. people do this. >> i can't believe it. >> you wake up and hear all these motorcycles and cars out there revving up. >> yeah. >> don't do it in april,
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though. >> it looks really dangerous. >> i would love to do that with your guys' cars! >> this is how you drive to work every day. >> that would be so much fun with your car. [ laughter ] >> our car? not yours? >> exactly. [ laughter ] you know what, cold enough we could not see ice but maybe some snow on our local mountaintops as we'll see some very chilly temperatures around the bay area the next couple of days. a cold storm system dropping in out of the gulf of alaska bringing with it scattered showers in the north bay right now you can see some of that popping up there. .02" in santa rosa and more to come. spreading south throughout the day much colder temperatures maybe even an isolated thunderstorm and we could see some snow down to about 2500 feet overnight tonight and in toward tomorrow. cold front slipping into town the first one that's done so in quite some time bringing with it a chance of some showers outside. not real heavy rainfall. maybe about .10" of rain in some of the with ther spots but keep that umbrella handy. sunshine and occasional showers and maybe even a thunderstorm
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wandering through. latest computer models showing not the strongest system but by the middle of the day we have scattered showers across the peninsula into the east bay. and then behind that, we have more scattered showers that will rotate on and off throughout the afternoon overnight tonight, and into tomorrow morning. so keeping things unsettled today into friday, as well. and then we'll start to dry things out toward the weekend. temperatures around the state today, 50s and some 60s into the central valley chance of showers. expect some snow toward the lake tahoe area. temperatures running in the 50s around the bay area going to be cool and brisk outside. unsettled and possibly wet through friday. and looks like it will be dry for the weekend. warmer temperatures expected toward the middle of next week. gianna? >> thank you, lawrence. let's head over to the freeways right now and get a live look at conditions as you work your way along 580 this morning, westbound. no accidents just lots of volume towards the dublin interchange. i know, just east of there through the altamont pass we are starting to see some brake lights, as well. expect slow conditions away from 205 into the livermore
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valley. looks like about a 23-minute ride as you work your way in that area. southbound highway 13 at joaquin miller we have a three- blocking the slow lane. -- a tree blocking the slow lane. traffic sluggish approaching the scene. no delays northbound. looking good towards the maze around the area towards the bay bridge. car fire westbound 84 at 680 doesn't look like it's causing problems but you might see see chp on scene there. westbound 4 seeing slow-and-go conditions slough antioch and as you work your way out of marin county, live conditions 101 near spencer so far, so good. we are hearing of drizzle conditions through marin county as lawrence said. back to you guys. >> thank you. 5:47. just in the number of americans filing first time unemployment claims down by 5,000 this morning from a report in the labor department. the numbers suggest companies are hiring at a modest but steady pace. four-week average for new jobless claims is at its lowest level in nearly five years. so some good news there. not often you get a money
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lesson at the movie theater. >> one film in particular is raising some important issues. here's jill schlesinger, editor at large for cbsmoneywatch.com, and jill, i haven't seen it yet but you say the oscar nominated film amour tackles a universal theme. what is it and why is it so important? >> reporter: it talks about aging and the care of our loved ones and this is suc a timely subject. we are about to see a population boom from 40 million to 70 million in the next two decades for elderly. we are going to see a 19% pop in that population by the end of this decade alone. so we are getting older. boy, this movie does conjure up a lot of tough conversations that we probably have to have as a result. >> and what is the importance of the big demographic shift? >> reporter: i think that although you or your loved ones might be really healthy today, government statistics show 70% of those over 65 will require
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some kind of long-term care services during their lives. doesn't have to be worst-case scenario but it may mean assistance with basic activities like dressing or shopping. the problem, many seniors are totally embarrassed to ask for help and fear that their relatives might want to remove them from their homes and boy, they want to stay where they have been. >> right. well, what should family members look for to help their aging relatives? >> well, experts say keep a close eye on seniors who have had a recent accident maybe a close call. those who are making slow recoveries from a recent illness. and if you have a relative that has trouble doing things that they previously could do easily, that's a red flag. you know, you might need to get some professional assistance. and this doesn't have to be really expensive. it doesn't have to break the bank. but what we should be doing is talking to each other. we should be drafting these documents like living wills and healthcare proxies. i know there are tough conversations but this open
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communication and smart planning doesn't prevent the difficult stuff but it can make it more bearable for everyone involved. on moneywatch.com we have the essential estate documents and ways to have these conversations that are really hard. >> there's a billboard here in san francisco for medical care. it says one in three children born today will live to be 100 years old. so this problem isn't going away. >> reporter: nope. >> okay, jill schlesinger, editor at large for cbsmoneywatch.com, thank you. the number of alzheimer's cases in the u.s. is expected to triple in the next few decades. right now, 5 million seniors suffer from the disease. a new study in the journal "neurology" says that number will 13.8 million in 2050. that would be the equivalent of everyone in the state of illinois have alzheimer's. right now, caring for those with alzheimer's costs $200 billion a year through medicare and medicaid programs. experts say that number will rise to $1 trillion by 2050. 1500 jobs are about to open up right here in the bay area.
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home depot is getting ready for a busy spring. the home improvement chain hiring 80,000 new workers across the country. that is a 14% increase in their seasonal hiring. home depot is encouraging military members and veterans, retirees and students to come in and apply. when you go home after a day on the job, do you end up dealing with work-related issues on your smartphone? a lot of people do. and some chicago cops say they do in a big way and they are going to federal court now to be paid for overtime for doing it. the suit says police brass pressured the officers to handle work related calls and e- mails after hours but told them not to put in for overtime. yesterday we showed you a miami woman who gave the judge the "finger" and earned a month in jail. this morning, a guy knows how to charm the man on the bench. [ rapping ]
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>> not bad at all, sir. very impressive. [ laughter ] >> there you go. yes, he was rapping about his innocence and it was going well until an obscenity slipped in and the judge cut him off and told him, hey, the show's over. but only if he would have just kept going, keeping it clean. who knows what could have happened. >> judge was there. >> yeah. he liked it. >> that was funny. 5:51. the sweet side effect for beyonce after a big super bowl halftime show-stopper. >> testing a milestone. the bay area bar where people have been grabbing a beer since the california gold rush. [laughs] yes, i'm that flo. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. save up to $500 on beautyrest and posturepedic. get a sealy queen set for just $399. even get 3 years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. keep more presidents in your wallet. sleep train's presidents' day sale is on now.
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itself with its location just outside of san francisco. the 7-mile house opened its doors during the california gold rush era. 160 years ago. the brisbane bar is exactly 7 miles away from the ferry building in san francisco. it's an ideal location for the pony express years ago. and stagecoach stop. now it operates as a 49ers faithful hangout. >> like the 9ers this place is a legacy. i love it here. we'll keep coming here and i hope it stays here forever. >> photos of the original owners are displayed on the walls there from long, long ago. the current owners a filipino family offered sizzling [ indiscernible ] along with buffalo wings still going strong. itunes hits a milestone. the 25 billionth song has been downloaded. that's 3.5 songs for every person on the planet. >> pretty amazing there. but see if you can get the tune that crossed the milestone. ♪ [ music ]♪
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do you know the sing? >> no. >> i have never heard it either. it's monkey drums. a german man downloaded it and will get an itunes gift card worth $13,500. pretty amazing. on average customers download 15,000 songs a minute. and right now, many of those songs are beyonce hits like halo and single ladies. billboard says sales for her albums went up 197% following the singer's super bowl halftime performance. even destiny's child is reaping the rewards from the group's on stage reunion. their new release love song debuting at number 72 on the billboard albums chart. good for them. beyonce will be at the 55th grammy awards this sunday. you can watch them right here on kpix 5, starting at 8 p.m. after "60 minutes." >> no blackouts.
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next half hour, walk across the new bay bridge before the cars get there. the big celebration planned all labor day weekend. >> a parolee takes off with a bay area police van. how he was handcuffed helped him escape. >> and we are following breaking news in vallejo. three people shot during what police believe was a random home invasion. how a pillow might have saved one of the victims' lives.
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>> >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald right now, a manhunt in southern california after three officers are shot. the ex-officer accused of targeting police. breaking in vallejo, three- family members shot during a home invasion. what police say happened when those gunmen entered this house. >> hi-def doppler radar showing some raindrops showing up in the north bay. more of that rain is on the way. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and we are dealing with some
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mass transit delays plus details on the bay bridge commute. >> good morning morning. it's thursday, february 7. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:00. we're following some breaking news out of southern california. one officer is dead. two others are injured after a shootout with an ex-police officer in riverside county. this is a live look right now from one of the crime scenes. investigators they say that the suspect gunman is an ex-los angeles police officer named christopher dorner. according to police he shot one officer in the city of carona later shot two other officers in the city of riverside and one of those officers died at the scene. here's the latest photo of dorner. this is from the chp. officers say he is armed and extremely dangerous. investigators say he is wanted for killing the daughter of a former lapd captain and her fiance in irvine over the weekend. monica quan was a basketball coach at